2 Scientist (Postdoc) for Additive Manufacturing, Munich, Germany

Postdoc in Germany
Scientist (Postdoc) for Additive Manufacturing: The Technical University of Munich (TUM) operates the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Neutron Source (FRM II) in Garching, one of the most powerful and modern neutron sources worldwide. We invite applications for two full-time postdoctoral researcher positions in the field of Additive Manufacturing.


  • Job Title: Scientist (Postdoc) for Additive Manufacturing
  • Position: 2 x Postdoctoral Researchers
  • Experience Level: Junior Level
  • Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours/week)

Research Area

  • Specialization: Additive Manufacturing with a focus on Scattering Methods and Aluminum Alloys for Aerospace


  • Workplace: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Neutron Source (FRM II), Garching, near Munich, Germany


  • Educational Background:
  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Material Engineering, Crystallography, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Excellent command of the German language is required.
  • Experience:
  • Previous experience with scattering methods and/or alloys is highly desirable.
  • Strong motivation, independent working style, reliability, flexibility, and a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.

Job Description

  • Utilize scattering methods such as diffraction or small-angle scattering (X-ray, synchrotron, and neutron) to characterize additively manufactured aluminum alloys for aerospace applications.
  • Employ imaging methods (radiography/tomography) to detect cracks.
  • Characterize alloys under mechanical stress and temperature using custom-developed testing machines.
  • Collaborate on an interdisciplinary project involving pulsed laser beam powder bed fusion (LPBF) for creating aluminum alloys.
  • Focus on topics like phase determination, precipitation kinetics, phase transformation, high-temperature behavior, and mechanical properties of alloys in collaboration with the University of Erlangen and GE Additive.
  • Manage project tasks, including finances and reporting, publish research findings, and present at conferences.
  • Utilize the lab for alloy characterization (X-ray diffraction, microscopy, hardness testing) and preparation (cutting, polishing, embedding, heating).

How to Apply

  • Application Process: Interested candidates should submit their detailed application via the TUM career portal: https://karriere.frm2.tum.de
  • Contact Information: For more details about the position, contact Dr. habil. Ralph Gilles at +49 89 289 14665.
  • Additional Information:
  • TUM offers flexible working hours, 30 vacation days per year, and a company pension scheme (VBL).
  • Employees benefit from various offerings at TUM, such as health services, university sports, internal training, childcare (subject to availability), and excellent public transport connections.
  • The position is suitable for individuals with disabilities, who will be given preference if qualifications, suitability, and professional performance are essentially equal.
  • TUM strives to increase the proportion of women in its workforce and explicitly encourages applications from women.

Last Date for Apply

  • Deadline: Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2024.

For more job postings at FRM II, visit the TUM job portal: www.frm2.tum.de

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